The 106th Indy 500 is underway as we officially enter the final months before hitting the green light. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is celebrating the occasion by unveiling a fleet of Chevrolet Camaro Festival Event Cars, which will be used to promote the start of the Great American Race.
Team Chevy promoted these cars on his social media, with the following caption:
The “Festival Event Cars” have reminded Indianapolis-area residents of the upcoming Indianapolis 500 since the 1960s, and this year’s fleet of unique Chevrolet Camaro models will once again turn heads as they cruise through the central Indiana.
The sport coupe used here is the Chevy Camaro Convertible SS with Wild Cherry Tintcoat exterior and Ceramic White interior. They all feature special decals to promote the 106th race of the Indy 500. Each of these cars carries a unique GM option code and was designed by Chevrolet Performance Design Studio in Michigan.
It is traditional to use Festival Event Cars to promote the Indy 500. These cars will be used by Indiana dignitaries and business leaders, driving them around the city in April and May until the day of the race. The 106th Indy 500 is scheduled to start on May 29, 2022.
The Chevy Camaro is no stranger to the Indy 500. Since the ’60s, the sports coupe has been the pace car of the motorsport event nine times; the last of which was in 2016. This could also serve as a suitable send off for the nameplate as it faces the axe.
However, there was a wild rumor circulating that the Camaro would stay after the current full ICE model, but as an electric four-door sedan. The Camaro’s replacement will supposedly arrive when the current model ends production in 2024. Take that report with a grain of salt, though.